Warmer air will surge into eastern North Carolina on Tuesday taking temperatures well into the 60s and lower 70s. Southwest winds ahead of a strong cold front will pull the warm air northward into the area. Clouds ahead of the cold front will temper the warm-up but the warmth will be welcomed by most folks after a few days of chilly weather. The cold front will bring an increasing threat of showers and a possible thunderstorm by late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The showers should end by Wednesday afternoon followed by much colder air at the end of the week.